What is a Nursing Home Transition Program?

Any type of change is hard. We understand that and know that for older adults who have experienced an injury or illness, it can be even more challenging. Nursing Home Transition Programs assist with transitioning individuals from nursing home care back into the community.

How does the Nursing Home Transition Program work in North Georgia?

Legacy Link’s trained transition coordinators meet with residents and families in the nursing home to assess their options/barriers and develop a care plan for successful re-entry to community living.


Eligibility criteria for non-Medicaid recipients includes:
  • Must be 55 years or older
  • No Medicaid Requirement
  • Must be in the Nursing Home for 30 days
Eligibility criteria for Medicaid recipients (Money Follows the Person Program):
  • No age requirement
  • Must have Nursing Home Medicaid and either an approved Medicaid Waiver (CCSP/ SOURCE) or SSI Medicaid
  • Must be in the Nursing Home for 60 days
If your loved one is ready to leave the nursing home, reach out to us before they are discharged to better understand what services and resources are available. It can decrease your stress level and help ease the transition for your family.

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Not sure where to begin?

Start with our Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) Counselors. Our Trained Intake Specialists practice active listening and empathy to appropriately link individuals with the community resources and programs, so they can age on a firm foundation of health and well-being.

We understand that taking the first step is often the most difficult. The Legacy Link team offers confidential support, including information, referrals, and assistance concerning services for seniors, family members and persons with disabilities.


Reach out to us.

We are available by phone
(770) 538-2650 or (800)-845-5465
or online through our contact form.


Participate in a screening.

This process allows us to get to know your situation better, so we can thoroughly and properly address the challenges you are facing.


Get connected.

Our caring team will link you to the programs and services toward a better life.